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Possible Fin Rot Starting

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This topic contains 10 replies, has 4 voices, and was last updated by  Eyrie 7 years, 9 months ago.

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  • #301056

    JazzBora150
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    hi guys

    maybe think ive got a case of fin rot starting on 2 fish

    i also think that my ammonia @ 0.25 ppm may also be the the cause but im unsure

    i know from my koi days that high ammonia would burn the fins off fish thats why we starved them for a week before transport to shows

    also have a danio with a white thing on his lower lip looks like fungus

    i need to sort this one quickly

    thanks

    martin

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    #320628

    Plaamoo
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    I don’t know if it’s the camera angle or what but that ram doesn’t look right? body shape?? Also looks like somthing took a bite out of his caudal. White lips could be columnaris, or could be it just bumped into the glass and will go away. Clean water is the best recipe IMO. I’d probably do daily changes, even twice a day of 15-20% each until the ammonia is 0.

    #320629

    JazzBora150
    Participant

    which ram are we talking about plaamoo

    the bolivian or the ramirezi

    1st water change has been done

    #320631

    Plaamoo
    Participant

    First pic, Bolivian. I really have no experience with this fish. Though I’ve seen many, I’ve never kept them. As I’ve said before, I’m one of the least experienced here so don’t take my opinions as fact. Hopefully there will be more input.
    Compare here. http://www.seriouslyfish.com/profile.php?g…osus&id=138

    #320632

    JazzBora150
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    yes i see what you mean he looks a bit wasted in the belly
    i must say hes not a very active feeder maybe im not offering the right food for him
    i do feed flake bloodworm and brine shrimp he does accept all of these but not vigourously
    maybe i should try a sinking pellet

    #320641

    Matt
    Keymaster

    The first pic is of what’s sold as ‘long-finned balloon ram’, a notoriously weak ornamental strain. The second is the M. altispinosus which does look undernourished. I can’t see any signs of fin rot but Jim’s right it looks like something has been biting their fins as the dwarf gourami in the background looks ragged as well.

    The danio does look as though it has some mouth fungus or something. Melafix is my personal favourite remedy for things like this though others may have different suggestions.

    Martin would you mind posting pics at a lower resolution please? These are playing hell with my rubbish internet connection!

    #320655

    Plaamoo
    Participant

    QUOTE (Matt @ Jan 13 2011, 12:10 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
    The first pic is of what’s sold as ‘long-finned balloon ram’, a notoriously weak ornamental strain.

    Is that what it is? I’ve heard of them but not seem them before.

    #320663

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Afraid so. Presumably you’re now praying you never see one again?

    #320673

    JazzBora150
    Participant

    @ matt

    no more large pics as requested

    #320804

    JazzBora150
    Participant

    i have added my second dose of melafix today and its really brought my tank to life

    all fish are really active

    to a degree could be over active

    should i use a pellet to feed the bolivian ram and cupid cichlid as they tend to stay at the bottom

    so i presume they are bottom feeders

    ive noticed that not a lot of food actually makes it to the bottom so maybe im starving them without actually knowing it

    #320806

    Eyrie
    Participant

    It’s always a good idea to target feed bottom dwellers with sinking foods such as wafers, pellets or granules.

    I tend to feed flake first at one point in the tank and then add the sinking foods at the other end.

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